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    I've been putting a bit of thought into dating, which up until recently I had not even considered. I have aspergers, and although a reasonably mild form and sometimes not noticeable, I'm still pretty self conscious about it and how I am perceived to others. Just for reference, I'm a straight male at 22 years old.

    I was wondering if when looking for someone in a relationship if people would disregard someone immediately if they had some sort of communication disorder. I don't really expect it to be perceived as a positive but to how much of a degree it is considered a negative.

    Also, at what point getting to know someone would you like to know if someone had aspergers and/or any other 'invisible' illnesses or disorders? Is it something I should be upfront about or ease into all my crazy.

    Any advice would be appreciated, I'm pretty new to this and this isn't my forte.
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    I've been putting a bit of thought into dating, which up until recently I had not even considered. I have aspergers, and although a reasonably mild form and sometimes not noticeable, I'm still pretty self conscious about it and how I am perceived to others. Just for reference, I'm a straight male at 22 years old.

    I was wondering if when looking for someone in a relationship if people would disregard someone immediately if they had some sort of communication disorder. I don't really expect it to be perceived as a positive but to how much of a degree it is considered a negative.

    Also, at what point getting to know someone would you like to know if someone had aspergers and/or any other 'invisible' illnesses or disorders? Is it something I should be upfront about or ease into all my crazy.

    Any advice would be appreciated, I'm pretty new to this and this isn't my forte.
    Just stop being bothered what people think of you. There are people who'll see you who for you really are, and when that person comes into your life, it'll be so much better than if you'd been putting on an act.
 
 
 
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